Karin A. Pacheco, MD, MSPH Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Karin A. Pacheco, MD, is an allergist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Pacheco is in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. Associate Professor Department of Medicine Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences 5280 Top Doctors 2019 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2018-2019 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2019 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars 169 Patient Ratings 54 Patient Comments × No Rating Available In order to provide the most accurate and useful information on our providers, we only post satisfaction data when a provider has received a minimum of 30 survey responses. We have not yet received the minimum number of surveys for this provider, or this provider is a researcher who only sees a limited number of patients in clinic. To learn more about this survey, visit our about the Press Ganey Survey page. Close Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Beryllium Program Department of Medicine Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Specialties & Conditions Beryllium Sensitization Metal & Cement Allergies Occupational Allergic Disease Occupational Asthma Occupational Related Lung Disease Research Areas Environmental and Occupational Diseases Special Interests Clinical Interests Occupational asthma and allergies. Challenge Chamber for diagnosis of Occupational Asthma. Dr. Pacheco specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of occupational asthma and allergic disease. She performs specific occupational allergen challenges to help diagnose occupational asthma as well as specific skin and patch testing to occupational allergens. Research Interests Genetic and environmental risk factors for asthma and allergy to laboratory animals in exposed research scientists and technicians. See More View Curriculum Vitale Education Education 1998 - 2001 University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, MSPH, Preventive Med & Biometrics, Honors Thesis 1983 New York University School of Medicine, MD, with Honors 1976 - 1978 New York University, Premedical Studies 1973 Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA), BA, Economics & French Literature 1971 - 1972 L'Académie (Paris), Junior Year Abroad Residency 1998 - 2001 National Jewish Health / University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Residency, Occupational Medicine 1983 - 1986 University of Colorado Denver, Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine Fellowship 1990 - 1994 National Jewish Health / University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Fellowship, Allergy and Immunology Awards & Recognition 2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. 1991-1992: Della McShane Fellowship in Medicine (Allergy) 1990-1991: Liz Claiborne, Inc. Fellowship in Immunology NYU MD with honors in microbiology First Prize for Student Research Bertran Gesner Memorial Prize for excellence in research in immunology Board Certification Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine Allergy and Immunology American Conjoint Board of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Occupational Medicine American Board of Preventive Medicine Professional Memberships Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Environmental and Occupational Respiratory Disease Section American Thoracic Society, Environmental/Occupational Health Section American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Publications Pacheco K, Maier L, Silveira L, Goelz K, Noteware K, Luna B, and C Rose. Association of CD14 alleles with chest symptoms and lung function in laboratory animal researchers. (manuscript in preparation) Pacheco K, Maier L, Silveira L, Goelz K, Noteware K, Luna B, Murphy J, Dubois R, and C Rose. Association of TLR4 alleles with symptoms and sensitization to laboratory animals. (manuscript in revision) Pacheco K, McCammon C, Liu AH, Thorne PS, O’Neill M, Martyny J, Newman L, and Rose CS. Characterization of endotoxin and mouse allergen exposures in mouse facilities and research laboratories. Ann Occup Hyg 2006; 50 (6): 563-572. epub April 2006. Pacheco KA, McCammon C, Liu AH, Thorne PS, O’Neill ME, Martyny J, Newman LS, Hamman RF, and Rose CS. Airborne endotoxin predicts symptoms in nonsensitized technicians and research scientists exposed to laboratory mice. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2003; 167: 983-990. Pacheco K, Tarkowski M, Negri J, Sterritt C, Rosenwasser L, and Borish L. The influence of diesel exhaust particles on mononuclear phagocytic cell-derived cytokines: IL-10, TGF-b and IL-1b. Clin Exp Immunol. 2001 Dec; 126(3): 374-83. Academic Affiliations Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine and Allergy/Immunology, University of Colorado Denver Teaching & Professional Positions “Bioaerosols in Occupational Medicine,” A Problem-Based Learning Course “History of Occupational Medicine” in Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Health Conflicts of Interest National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations. Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654Fax: 303.398.1452 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Provider showed concern 4.5 Friendliness 4.7 Spoke using clear language 4.6 Provider explained things clearly 4.5 Amount of time spent with you 4.6 Provider included you in decisions 4.5 Confidence in your doctor 4.5 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.5 Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 good , I have recommended persons to N.J.H and have told other people how good my doctor is. and she cares about you. your not just a # . National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 she was excellent, very thorough, I never felt rushed. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 Dr. Pacheco was really great and incredibly knowledgable. She was extremely kind and helpful in determining my next step in my care. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 Dr. Pacheco is an excellent clinician. I felt very confident that she would address all my health concerns. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 Dr. Pacheco is fabulous! She is thorough and professional and felt completely confident in her care! Thank you!! National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 *Dr. Pacheco is very detailed; extremely thorough. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2019 Always very happy after my visits all my questions answered. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 She was very thorough and explained everything I needed to know about the test and results. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 Follow up letter and returning calls is a issue. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2019 Dr. Pacheco was more thorough than other providers I have seen for my issue. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2019 Exceptional physician! show more National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 No report received [PHI] National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2018 All good National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2018 National Jewish has a carefully thought out system in place that allows you to see a great number of patients and provide the care they require. We thank you for the care you provided [PHI]. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2018 Service and care were excellent. *Dr. Pacheco went above and beyond normal expectations for an office visit. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2018 Dr Pacheco has been nothing but exceptional in the care she has provided me. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2018 Dr. Pacheco has her way she's great though. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2018 She was late being I will one of her late appts. but she spent quality time with me. Late at seeing one for my appointment. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2018 very professional. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 Very good. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 I have already recommended *Dr. Pacheco along with National Jewish Health to others. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2018 I couldn't be happier with the care I received from Dr. Pacheco! She is amazing! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2018 I appreciate Dr. Pacheco and the quality of care she provides. She cares for her patients to ensure they receive proper care. We have developed a rapport over the past several years that is genuine. I'm sure there are other good physicians at National Jewish, but I would not want to see anyone else. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2018 Unfortunately my time with Dr. Pacheco was rushed in the sense that I had to get to the airport and I was not able to really concentrate on the visit as I would have if I wasn't leaving that day. That said I was grateful that she was able to get me in and she was very accommodating and seeing me a half an hour earlier than my appointment scheduled. Her staff was very accommodating and supportive. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2018 *Dr. Pacheco noticed a [PROBLEM] & strongly advised me to have it checked in [CITY] where I live. It was a [PROBLEM] that I could not see. All is good now thanks to her. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2018 Dr Pacheco is the best always concerned about my progress treated me with compassion. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2018 Took her time, treated me with respect. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2018 "Wonderful." National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2018 Superb clinician and teacher. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2017 Dr Pacheco made certain that the results from the [tests] reached my [provider] as soon as those results were known. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2017 I was referred to Natl. Jewish by *Karin for [condition] testing before my [procedure]. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2017 My wife had seen *Dr. Pacheco so I requested her. I would recommend her to anyone. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2017 Good. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2017 *Dr. Pacheco is excellent. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2017 *Dr. Pacheco is an amazing woman, it was a privilege to meet her. And have her access my condition. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2017 Overwhelmed with Dr. Pacheco's care and listening! If only all physicians were like she! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2017 The most concerned and helpful Doctor I have ever encountered! National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2017 I enjoyed by Dr. Pacheco, I got the warm feeling of her caring for me National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2017 wonderful experience National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2017 Absolutely love her.. She made a huge difference immediately.. Best Dr and hospital National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2017 I have recommened other people to my Doctor . and N.J.H. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2017 Dr Karen Pacheco was very kind and considerate of my health and questions National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2017 Dr. Pacheco is an amazing doctor! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2016 I felt that *Dr. Pacheco really cared and very thorough. I would trust her in the future. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2016 my interaction with Dr. Pacheco was the single best interaction I have ever had in my years of doctors visits. How I would love to have her be my primary care physician! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2016 WONDERFUL. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2016 *Dr. Pacheco is excellent! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2016 I would recommend treatment at NJH to all my friends and family. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2016 I have a brain injury. *Dr. Pacheco took time & care in explanations & my ability to understand. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2016 I feel that I couldn't find a better doctor, her concern and attention have been a relief to me at one of the most frustrating times of my life! National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2016 I would never hesitate to return for health reasons. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2016 I HAVE RECOMMEND OTHERS TO N.J.H. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2016 *Dr. Pachico is always caring and concerned about my care/issues - She takes very good care of me. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2016 The staff was terrific. Everyone made me feel comfortable and less stressed about the procedures.